December 13, 2014

Sharp AQUOS Crystal Smartphone Review

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review.

For the final part of my Sprint partnership, I was sent the Sharp AQUOS Crystal smartphone to try out. This phone is ultra-modern looking and has a really different look than other phones if  you are looking for something different than the norm.

This new phone is carried by Sprint and prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA. What I thought was neat about this is that Troy and I recently purchased a new TV that is Sharp AQUOS brand like the phone. We really love the clear picture that the TV gives and was excited to try this phone.

Some of the features of the Sharp AQUOS Crystal are as follows:
-Great picture quality

-Vibrant display

-5 inch- edge-to-edge HD screen- This is one of my favorite features. It is neat that the screen takes up the whole phone for a sleek look and maximum screen size.

-Advanced photo features- This phone has a special feature called "night catch" which brightens the subject and background for nighttime shots. I liked trying this out because now, it gets dark so early and I take millions of pictures of my baby. This phone helped to take the best quality picture in the dark.

-Auto photo capture- This is my other favorite feature!! The camera will automatically take a picture when it detects a smile. The reason that I like this so much is because with a baby, they make so many different faces and move around crazily and it can be hard to capture a good picture. This camera on the phone helped me capture a couple great smile pictures!!

-Has Wi-Fi calling including voice and messaging services. I have not tried this yet but this is a feature that my husband is interested in and wants to try.

-Good speakers- This comes with Harman Kardon's LiveStage speakers that sound great. I like to listen to music from my phone on the treadmill and sometimes in the shower.

-Has Google Mobile services (search, maps, talk, calendar, Google+, etc.)

-Clip Now- a sway to take screenshots easily. I like this because I never knew how to take screenshots before and this makes it easy.

Overall, I do like this phone but my favorite phone that I tried is the HTC One M8 which is what I transferred my phone number to. I think that the Sharp AQUOS Crystal would be great for a business phone with its sleek look and some of the features that it comes with.

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